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Ankleshwar

Idol of Sri Chintamani Parshwanath Tirthankar in Padmasana, Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, P.C. – HPN@JHC

History – Four Digambara Jain temples are found at Ankleshwar, namely: 1. Chintamani Parshwanatha temple, 2. Neminatha temple, 3. Adinatha temple, and 4.Mahavira temple.
Among all the Parshwanatha temple is very important. It is said that the idol of Parshwanatha in this temple is very miraculous. There is a story connected with this idol which enlightens us about its installation. It is said that three Jaina idols of Bhagwan Sheetalanatha, Chintamani Parshwanatha and Nandi were got at Raskund. While these three idols were carried from Raskud to a different place, the carriage carrying the Parshwanatha idol stopped here and could not move and thus the idol of Chintamani Parshwanatha was installed here.

The idol of Bhagwan Sheetalanatha was installed at a place called Sajod which is situated at a distance of 8 Kms from this place.

How to Reach – Ankleshwar is situated in the Baroach district of Gujarat. It is situated in between Surat and Baroach.